Ger­mans like the AMG GT best

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STUTTGART — MercedesBenz builds the most beau­ti­ful cars, with the Stuttgart automotive man­u­fac­turer win­ning a to­tal of three cat­e­gories in the “au­to­nis” read­ers’ awards.

Read­ers of the mo­tor­ing mag­a­zine Auto Mo­tor Und Sport voted Mercedes-Benz the de­sign brand of the year.

The GLE Coupé like­wise took top spot in the Large Cross-coun­try Ve­hi­cles cat­e­gory, as did the Mercedes-AMG GT in the Sports Cars seg­ment. Mercedes re­peated the feat in the Car Con­nec­tiv­ity Award with another three first places. Each year, the read­ers of Auto

Mo­tor Und Sport elect the best new automotive de­signs in the “au­to­nis” awards. This year, 115 new prod­ucts span­ning 10 cat­e­gories were avail­able to choose from. Some 17 500 read­ers took part in the poll, which was be­ing held for the 15th time.

Be­sides the “au­to­nis” nom­i­na­tions, read­ers also had the op­por­tu­nity to vote for the cars of­fer­ing the best con­nec­tiv­ity. In the Car Con­nec­tiv­ity Award, which was pre­sented jointly by Auto Mo­tor

Und Sport and the com­puter mag­a­zine

CHIP, Mercedes-Benz once again took three first places. The Burmester® high-end 3D sur­round­sound sys­tem won in the Sound Sys­tems cat­e­gory, the C-Class op­er­at­ing sys­tem in the Op­er­at­ing Sys­tems and Dis­plays cat­e­gory and the Driv­ing As­sis­tance pack­age Plus in the As­sis­tance Sys­tems (safety).

Daim­ler’s suc­cess­ful car-shar­ing ser­vice car2go achieved a fur­ther first place in the Car Con­nec­tiv­ity Award for its smart­phone app. — Supplied.

PHOTO: QUICK­PIC

Mag­a­zine read­ers in Ger­many have voted the Mercedes AMG GT their sports car of the year.

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